Two Years Ago Today………

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Two years ago today my world changed, I had surgery and faced one of the darkest valleys that I could have ever thought of! It is hard to believe that two years have passed since that day. This last weekend I spent some time just thinking about this past year and all that God had done and is doing and I am choosing to think on these things on this anniversary and wanted to share the things with you guys.

2016 started out amazing with me getting to take a one month sabbatical and just focus on my relationship with God and just spending some time not having to be in a rush. I was blessed to do some traveling and spend some time in new places and get to do some great things. I even was gifted with the experience to spend the day at Disneyland in California! Getting to spend the day by yourself in an amusement park is a pretty awesome gift…I even made time to see my favorite princess as well as see Mickey Mouse. During the month God definitely was teaching me different things and that there were new things in store for the future but at that time I had no idea what that meant. One Scripture verse that I began to cling to was Ephesians 3:20, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine within us.”

As the month drew to a close I received word that there were problems with renewing my Visa and my timeline of when I thought I was going to head back to South Africa had changed and I was now in a state of uncertainty of what was going to happen. I ended up having to stay in the USA for an additional seven weeks. I tried to find the blessing but it was also hard at the same time. I got to spend more time with friends and family as well as getting to see spring and celebrate Easter in the USA for the first time in eight years.

When the time came to finally head home to South Africa I was so happy to be going back to my normal life. Then again things changed……in July I was approached with a new ministry opportunity and after lots of prayer and counsel I said yes. At the very end of July I became the new Children’s Director at King of Kings Baptist Church.

So 2016 has definitely been an interesting journey…..one I never saw coming. I am still adjusting to having responsibilities at Living Hope and at King of Kings. The wonderful blessings are that with scaling back my time at Living Hope I am getting to see the Life Skill Educators grow and with my responsibilities at church God is stretching and growing me in many new ways.

I have no idea what 2017 holds as I have to again renew my Visa so as I learned this year….God has a plan for the future and I just need to hold on and be ready.

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